Eaton´s Innovative M-R7 Cutting Ring Machine Improve Final Assembly

Date: 4/24/2017

MORGES, SWITZERLAND... Power management company Eaton has introduced its Walterscheid M-R7, an innovative cutting rind pre-assembly machine that provides customers with improved assembly technology and safety during installation of the Walterscheid™ system trilogy tube fitting systems with prefabricated tube ends. The Walterschield™ tube fittings are used in demanding applications in the Agriculture, Alternative Energy, Construction, Manufacturing, Mobile Material Handling, Offshore & Marine, Oil & Gas, and Rail industries.

The solution is designed for controlled final assembly of Eaton’s Walterscheid cutting ring systems WALPRO™ and WALRING, and optimizes performance through short tightening movements reducing the force required during final assembly.

The Walterscheid Trilogy is engineered to deliver an advanced solution not only in terms of performance, but also in ease of installation. The new pre-assembly machine is helping customers even further optimize their assembly process and make more special assemblies than ever before.” said Michael Weidenbrück, Manager Walterscheid products, EMEA.

The new M-R7 offers several new possibilities to provide best assembly quality and handling and reliable assembly technology in continuous operation.

The innovative cylinder and tool design of the M-R7 machine offers more options than most other machines for 180 degree bent tubes. It is capable of processing 180-degrees bent tubes up to R = 1.5 x Outer Diameter and pipe bends with transverse bends. 

The M-R7 machine uses innovative automatic pressure point detection by means of pressure-way control to exclude influences for tolerances and ring position detection. The statistical process control determines the process limits for optimized handling. The process can be individually tailored to the needs of the user, for specific tube dimensions and materials. 

Several features enhance handling and efficiency: 

  • RFID technology for tool recognition and automatic parameter setting.
  • Automatic start function to improve quality of assembly process and to reduce working cycle and touch screen operation.
  • Small and compact unit size.

Customers have the option to upgrade existing Eaton Walterscheid assembly GE-tools with RFID technology to operate with the M-R7 at a lower cost.

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Eaton’s hydraulics business is a worldwide leader in supporting companies that want to increase efficiency, reliability and safety within industries including - construction and mining, agriculture and forestry, traditional and renewable energy‚ manufacturing and processing‚ oil and gas, transportation and material handling. The global Hydraulics team designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficient hydraulic and industrial systems including electro-hydraulics, fan drive, hybrid and steering solutions to leading edge components including adapters, couplings, cylinders, fittings and assemblies, hose and tubing, motors, pumps and valves. 

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit